After two months of strict epidemic controls, Shanghai finally greenlighted a general resumption of business at historic speed, with sea and air port cargo volume, the key benchmark for the recovery of the international trading and manufacturing hub in the Yangtze River Delta, all recording a significant rebound to 90 percent of pre-epidemic levels within one week.
The city began to return to normal on June 1. Factory owners, traders and logistic service providers were gearing up for production at breakneck speed even during the Dragon Boat Festival holidays, and the shipment volume expected to reach a new peak over the following one to two weeks.
In terms of shipping, since June, the daily container throughput of Shanghai Port, the world largest one in terms of container throughput, has exceeded 119,000 TEUs. Among these figures, the daily export declaration volume of Shanghai's Yangshan Port has increased to 11,000 orders, an increase of more than 50 percent, a significant jump compared with the 7,000 orders during the closure and control period covering the city.
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